THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Virginia L. Mattison
Issue Date: May 26, 2022
Virginia "Mitzi" Lee (Wolford) Mattison, 88, of Amberg, passed away Sunday, May 22 at Aurora Medical Center in Green Bay, as a result of injuries sustained from an accidental fall.
Born Dec. 31, 1933 in Milwaukee, to Roy "Red" Wolford and Lenore "Lee" Nutt Wolford., she was raised in Amberg, by her immediate family and her extended family, grandparents Gladys and Alonzo Nutt. She attended elementary and high school in Amberg.
She brightened each day for her friends and teachers with her cheery wit and love of life. While riding the bus home from grade school, she sat on her favorite boy's lap and went home and told everyone that she was going to marry that boy. After graduation, she worked in Milwaukee before returning to Amberg to marry "that boy", Matt J. Mattison on Nov. 15, 1952, and they shared almost 70 years together.
She worked for the Town of Amberg in various jobs before being a postal employee for the Postal Service in Amberg and Iron Mountain, Mi., were she retired from after many years.
A hard worker, she spent many hours volunteering for Church functions at the Amberg Presbyterian Church, local Town activities, and Fire Department and Amberg Community Association fundraisers. She also helped in the hay fields, often wrestling with bales of hay that weighed more than she did.
She enjoyed cooking, fishing, caring for her horses and dogs and always found time to hunt for bargains and treasures at her "good stores", as well as yard sales and bazaars. She was devoted to her family and her community, but her favorite was visiting family in Florida, putting her feet in the warm sand, soaking up the sun and watching the ocean waves along the beach.
Survivors include her husband, Matt J. Mattison of Amberg; three children, Mathew W. (Sheryl, aka "Sam") Mattison of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., Kim Mattison of Amberg and Jody (Carl) Renikow of McAllister; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mandy.
Friends may call at United Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 1 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services with burial at 1 p.m. Luncheon will follow immediately after the services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.